What is Electronic Publishing?


Already firmly established in the consumer sector, electronic publishing is redefining the boundaries between print and digital, still image and video, passive and interactive. Modern digital workflows support almost any form in which content might appear, from traditional print to digital, web, video, and even interactive content. Building in the full spectrum of potential publishing avenues — print, web, video, mobiles and tablets, and interactives — from the beginning is not only a way to streamline production overall, but also to increase the reach of the materials produced by leveraging the content over a wide range of media. Modern media companies have been at the vanguard of this conversion. Magazine writers, for example, will produce a piece so that it will work in the magazine, on the web, and in video — and the finished product may appear in any or all of those outlets. If the first revolution in electronic publishing was making publishing platforms accessible to anyone, the next phase is the linking of these platforms together to produce new combinations and new types of content via turnkey syndication tools. With services like IFTTT (If This, Then That), the ability to syndicate content to multiple platforms is within reach of anyone.

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  • Teachers and students can design their own learning resources - ingvill.rasmussen ingvill.rasmussen Sep 17, 2013
    • Creating these dynamic, multimodal texts will help develop the students' digital competency as well as the subject matter. - ola.berge ola.berge Sep 17, 2013
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(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on Norwegian K-12 education?

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